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HP Stream 7 32GB Windows 8.1 Tablet (Includes Office 365 Personal for One Year) by Review Summary ,  Sep 23, 2015

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HP Stream 7 32GB Windows 8.1 Tablet (Includes Office 365 Personal for One Year)
Report Date: 01/04/2016
Based on 1334 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 6.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Netflix5.0   above average
Kindle4.8   above average
Value4.8   average
Heavy4.7   above average
Price4.6   average
Performance4.4   average
Application4.3   above average
Light4.3   below average
Display4.2   average
Fit4.2   below average
Speed4.0   below average
Stream3.9   average
Size3.7   below average
Video3.7   below average
Windows3.7   above average
Memory3.6   below average
Wireless3.6   average
Quality3.5   below average
Android3.4   below average
Screen3.4   average
Bluetooth3.3   average
Microsoft3.3   average
Internet3.2   below average
Support3.1   average
Wi-Fi3.0   below average
Camera2.9   below average
Service2.9   below average
Sound2.8   below average
Battery2.7   below average
Connection2.6   below average
Cable2.5   below average
Headphone2.4   below average
Charging2.3   below average
Pixels0.9   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Android

Android:
"This can be quite painstaking if you don't have these (which you can easily create) or are heavily dependent on other platforms (such as android)."
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"To an Android smartphone user, I was unhappy to find that many of the apps and games I love on my phone were unavailable here."
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"Replaced an older crappy Android tablet I had with this one and it has been well worth its purchase price."
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"I bought this tablet because Ihave always had android tablets, so I thought this would be a good tablet, I was wrong, it was slow and unresponsive."
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"I knew the app selection wouldn't be as good as Android, but I didn't realize it would be so bad."
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"Windows apps are not great, it has me looking for ways to successfully run an Android emulator on it."
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"This is a great alternative to other tablets running iOS and Android Where this machine lacks in apps, it makes up for it in being able to run standard Windows and x86 legacy programs like a normal desktop computer."
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"Between an iPhone 6s +, the HP 7 Stream and LG V410 I am able to view my work from all Apple, Microsoft, and Android user perspectives at all times in all places from dedicated devices."
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"I'm still adjusting to windows and the free games that I play the most I have to go thru facebook and don'y respond like they do thru android, good color and graphics."
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"And because it is not one of those crappy Android tablets!"
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"Replaced an older crappy Android tablet I had with this one and it has been well worth its purchase price."
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Application

Application:
"It was unusable... Lots of junk applications that made using it unacceptable."
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"This product is a failure to me because some of the most important applications on the tablet will not open up."
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"While it's nice that this device runs windows, the applications can be frustratingly slow to run."
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"You will never want to enter text manually any more...f) A small caveat: on one side it can run pretty every Windows program, on the other side the scope of Windows phone applications that run on that Tablet is pretty restricted."
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"I was able to open the desktop and start up applications just like on any other computer."
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"- Low on the RAM side but run's applications fairly well."
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"Desktop applications also run nicely."
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"Runs all of my work applications and games very well!"
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Audio

Audio:
"The cons are that if you use headphones it does not have good audio quality and sometimes the WiFi connection fails or it is a little slow."
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"Plus, placing it so close to the audio jack probably has lead to the complaints of buzzing noises (interference).2."
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"Many have complained about noise when using the audio jack and suggested Bluetooth as an alternative."
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"Had a problem with the audio after initial use with headphones."
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"b) Poor headset audio: I really can't complain I am using a Sennheiser headset on it and it really delivers a gorgeous quality...c) Limitation to 125% on text size:Out of the box, you can only increase the text size to 125% which is still unusable for that resolution on 7 inches."
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"Great device if you don't want to use audio."
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"As noted Bluetooth skips and drops audio so if one of the unlucky customers with defective audio jacks you are out in the cold when it comes to decent audio."
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"Hp stream audio is very clear and clean other than issue I mentioned above."
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Battery

Battery:
"Don't ever let the battery go completely dead!"
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"It's painfully slow and if you walk away from it for a few hours the battery is dead."
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"The negative things.1:the screen is small its hard to use it.2:the battery is Emptied Quickly if the screen light 100%.3:you need OTG cable to use USB drive and mouse and keyboard .....I like it and I recommend it."
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"Sept 15, 2015 - still under warranty, and after about 2 hours dealing with technician on Chat Help, he was unable to help with the failure of the battery to hold a charge."
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"The only problem we've seem to find is that the battery dies quickly, even when it is not being used."
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"Battery life is terrible."
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"I also need to mention that the battery gets pretty hot and it gets pretty uncomfortable when you have it on your lap."
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"nice tablet however the battery life is very short."
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"Battery life is good and performance is great."
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"the machine is fast and has a pretty good battery."
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"Gets hot, poor battery life but good for the price."
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Cable

Cable:
"This time, they were going to replace JUST the cable to see if that fixed the problem, and then would replace the adapter if necessary."
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"The battery life seems fine when you are using it, but drains relatively fast in standby mode (like 2 or 3 days off the cord and it's dead).This is the best <$200 tablet I've ever seen, and an absolute steal at $99."
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"I need to buy a micro USB to HDMI connector (30 USD from HP) which is hard to justify (a cable sold for almost half the price of the device)."
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"but the main complaint is the recharge cord will not stay in to recharge."
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"Looks and feels cheap.8.It is not compatible with all the OTG cables, if you want to charge while using a flash drive or anything is almost impossible, no video out (only Mirracast)9."
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"Instead you have to use a clunky, hard to find OTG cable to get manditory USB connectivity."
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"Purchased an otg cable and bluetooth keyboard to enhance its productivity, and it was nice until it lasted."
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"The battery life seems fine when you are using it, but drains relatively fast in standby mode (like 2 or 3 days off the cord and it's dead).This is the best <$200 tablet I've ever seen, and an absolute steal at $99."
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"I haven't tried yet but it seems OTG cables also work nicely."
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"These two cables will make the device almost perfect only leaving the issue of 7 inch screen size that is too small for my ageing eyes."
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"I also ordered a Bluetooth keyboardAnker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard for iPad Air 2 Air, iPad mini 3 mini 2 mini, iPad 4 3 2, Galaxy Tabs and Other Mobile Devices (Black) T300to use on this HP, as well as my Kindle Fires and coupled with an OTG cable and a mouse, turned the HP Stream 7 into a full-fledged, tiny, all-in-one Windows computer."
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Camera

Camera:
"received a damaged on call hp and they send me on wich the camera dosent work"
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"Glitches...camera sucks..too cheap! "
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"The camera is horrible and i have not downloaded lots of things i'm trying to be careful not to do anything that will make matters worst because i read that some people had issues after downloading things...long story short if you can wait to get a tablet and pay a bit more then go for it, but if you want one now that is not expensive this is the one to get you will probably have less issues than i if you buy it new."
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"The camera isn't the greatest, but this is a budget item."
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"Battery length is terrible, and the camera doesn't work."
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"The cameras aren't that great apart from video chatting."
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"This is by far the best buy I ever did in tech gadget, with the plus of the 1T in OneDrive cloud storage, and Office 365, simple speaking I replace my laptop, with it dual mode laptop Tablet, and recently up dated to Windows 10, you can instal drivers like a regular pc is just amazing, you can plug any printer, scaner, phone, cameras, It Works perfectly with my EOS rflex, is just amazing, and by its Price is the best you can find in the market, I bought with the idea will be a laptop, but I find the kind of computer I seen in Sci Fi movies"
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"The nice thing about this tablet is that, you can remove the back cover and add a memory card for additional memory :-).The camera on the front or the back, are decent for pictures or for video chatting."
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"Love the camera and ease of use"
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"My ideal device would be a small, thin, light Windows 8.1 device (think Nexus 7 dimensions) with decent performance, 4G LTE, a good rear camera, and 6+ hour battery life."
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"Touch screen works great, cheap sound & camera quaility."
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Charging

Charging:
"Sometimes slows own terribly when overheated, charging."
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"Sept 15, 2015 - still under warranty, and after about 2 hours dealing with technician on Chat Help, he was unable to help with the failure of the battery to hold a charge."
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"I haven't been able to get any info from hp about a replacement charger or a Euro version of the tablet because I need the tablet to access Internet and email where I am."
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"The only negative is that the single micro-USB is for both charging as well as USB devices so while you are using a USB device (like a memory stick or a wired networking adapter) you are on batteries."
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"there is no easy way to tell when it is charging."
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"com) This USB Charging port is also a weakness on this and other tablets because you can't charge the tablet and use a USB device at the same time."
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"Cute device, but doesn't hold a charge."
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"He says that it holds a decent charge as well."
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"The only negative is that the single micro-USB is for both charging as well as USB devices so while you are using a USB device (like a memory stick or a wired networking adapter) you are on batteries."
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"The buttons also felt solid, and I was happy with the way the charging and headphone ports gripped the microUSB and 3.5 headphone cables."
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"A second USB port would also be good, since you have to use the first to charge the device."
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Connection

Connection:
"The not so good - 1) sporadically drops wireless internet connection."
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"I bought this and then immediately went to Italy for the summer and am now bummed out, missing a good 2 weeks of important connectivity."
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"Constantly drops internet connection everywhere no matter how great their wifi is."
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"The cons are that if you use headphones it does not have good audio quality and sometimes the WiFi connection fails or it is a little slow."
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"EDIT, my complaints about making connections:- I can connect EITHER a Bluetooth (keyboard or earphone) OR the Wi-Fi internet, but not both simultaneously."
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"Unfortunately I can't just leave it connected to that hub all the time I'm not on the move, because that OTG adapter does NOT charge this tablet."
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"This tablet is great for keeping connected while being on the move."
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"I already had Exchange service so it connected without a problem."
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"I bought this and then immediately went to Italy for the summer and am now bummed out, missing a good 2 weeks of important connectivity."
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":) Connection is decent enough on cellular and Wifi isn't too bad either."
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"the usb just does not want to make a good connection."
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Cover

Cover:
"Also, if you want to put a SD card, when you pull of the back cover it seems that is going to get broken."
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"Problems getting covers an screen films here in Australia (which are needed as the screen is a fingerprint magnet)."
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"I liked the design, except for the micro SD port being under the flimsy plastic cover on the back."
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"I don't know how many times I lost SD cards because I (or my kids) have inadvertently ejected them either because they had no cover or the cover was flimsy."
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"Works great, but I recommend buying a cover for it."
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"The nice thing about this tablet is that, you can remove the back cover and add a memory card for additional memory :-).The camera on the front or the back, are decent for pictures or for video chatting."
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"Only con is the microSD slot would be better if it could be removed without having to remove the tablet back cover and two mini USB ports would be nice."
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"But they make it easy enough to remove the back cover."
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"I can use my Samsung cover and fit this tablet in it perfectly."
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Design

Design:
"Fairly basic design, not sleek or sexy like an IPAD AirB."
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"I liked the design, except for the micro SD port being under the flimsy plastic cover on the back."
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"Windows menus were designed for a monitor and mouse, so Microsoft has a tougher challenge to migrate that experience to a tablet, and it shows."
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"I love the versatility, innovation, design and performance of HP products."
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"They do not work well when it comes to my children being able to play games on them, the tablets seem to be more designed as a PC."
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"I liked the design, except for the micro SD port being under the flimsy plastic cover on the back."
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"Tablet design is good and touch sensitivity is nice."
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"So if you're looking for a browser on the road, and you run new software designed for tablets, this is great."
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Expectation

Expectation:
"The performance far exceeded my expectations."
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"Exceeded my Expectations..."
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"Way exceeded my expectations."
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"This Tablet exceeded my expectations, it's compact and powerful."
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"All in all this is a great little device if you are realistic about your expectations."
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Hdmi

Hdmi:
"Nice price but no micro hdmi kind a big mistake"
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"I need to buy a micro USB to HDMI connector (30 USD from HP) which is hard to justify (a cable sold for almost half the price of the device)."
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"For $100 bucks this tablet is amazing I'm a little disappointed in the lack of full USB and hdmi ports."
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"Nice price but no micro hdmi kind a big mistake"
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"Planning to use it as a desktop replacement1 Connect to HDTV TV via Miracast2 Plug device to the wall3 Use bluetooth and mouseLack of an HDMI port is the only con but if it works well with Mircast then I will update my review to 5 starsAlso it looks like you need a specific AC adapter to charge this with 0.3 A input, I am not too sure of the specifics but just any charging adapter works"
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"More ram and a micro hdmi port would be nice, though with the right attachments the lack of ports are not an issue -- the ram will become one depending on how it's used."
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"It would also be nice if it had video out like HDMI or something."
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"If only it had HDMI output as well (to watch movies on an HDTV)!"
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Headphone

Headphone:
"You have to have headphones with noise impedance (this is not a solution for me because i need to use multiple types of aux connection and most impedance headphones reduce sound quality), or use the OTG cable and use usb headphones (which uses up the slot and is unacceptable)."
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"The cons are that if you use headphones it does not have good audio quality and sometimes the WiFi connection fails or it is a little slow."
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"Good buy on this tablet the only thing about it the headphone Jack does not work well a buzzing sound there is slot of people that bought this tablet are having the same problem I use Bluetooth headphones works great."
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"hp needs to work to fix the problem in the headphone Jack"
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"Had a problem with the audio after initial use with headphones."
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"..I use full size over the ears headphones and the sound is excellent crisp clear sound."
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"And free...e) Last, but not least: get a good headphone with a noise cancellation microphone and make yourself familiar with the dictation abilities of Windows 8."
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"The first bad review I read about was that there was a static noise in the headphones but mine didn't have that problem."
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"The buttons also felt solid, and I was happy with the way the charging and headphone ports gripped the microUSB and 3.5 headphone cables."
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"this is a decent tablet, though not a five star it is easily a 4 star if it didn't have this annoying loud buzzing noise when i plug in headphones."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"Slow to scroll, have to press hard or tap over and over, but worst of all it's heavy."
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"But it is a little on the heavy size but it is really good like a mini laptop with you."
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"It's heavy as hell, but good tab"
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"It work just like my hp laptop, I love the look of it, it is a bit heavy for the size."
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"Its durable, heavy, and rugged."
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"It is a little heavy, but that is not a problem for me."
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Internet

Internet:
"The not so good - 1) sporadically drops wireless internet connection."
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"That does become a drawback when opening too many internet tabs, or trying to run some programs, especially games."
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"Constantly drops internet connection everywhere no matter how great their wifi is."
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"What the error message actually said was your account was created, your on the internet dummy, did you not think to ignore the stupid message and try it first ?"
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"Keeps kicking me off the internet and does not stream well."
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"it wasn't connecting to internet at all and just the interface of it was unusable terrible tablet dont waste your time buying it then have to return buy something else or go to a nearby store where you can buy something better that you dont have to contact amazon and everybody to return it save yourself some headache."
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"It was pretty fast and did surf the internet with ease."
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"Love the free 200 mb of free internet."
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"It didn't connect to the internet half the time and kept giving me outdated information."
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"Like my Windows Phone, it's one of the few devices that can make you appreciate Internet Explorer, because the Metro version is (obviously) made for this form factor."
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"The only functionality I was able to comfortably was some internet and streaming movies music, and both of those items are much better supported in Android for the 7 screen size."
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Kindle

Kindle:
"Disappointing aspect ratio for video and Kindle reader."
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"People have rated the Kindle app for win10 poorly, but it does do the basics pretty well and I've been enjoying it in spite of the insanely nitpicky things people seem to complain about."
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"Powerful enough to be a good travel computer -- video streaming, Kindle app, Audible app, Office Suite, etc."
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"Works just as good as my sons kindle fire and is 80.00 cheaper!"
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"It is well made and probably great for reading books but an Amazon Kindle HD 6 costs the same and performs much better."
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"This also eliminated the Kindle series tablets, so I was looking for a Windows compatible media player, and the Stream 7 caught my eye."
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Memory

Memory:
"And unfortunately, memory cannot be expanded."
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"Hard to argue with the price, but 1GB of memory is just not enough."
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"If memory is a problem just add a 32GB memory card."
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"Battery life is fine, comes with 32gb of memory, but it ALSO comes with a (hidden) mini SD card, so you can copy your movies across to there and use it on the plane."
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"However, just like on the Surface Pro 3 Core i7 (top-of-the-line), it does not play well -- it hogs memory and CPU resources!"
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"The screen resolution is great, memory it's great for the price, wish it had more ports since it it's suppose to be a computer..."
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"Nice tablet but needs more memory and maybe atleast to gigs of ram."
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"Other than that, it is exceptionally fast for only having 1gb memory."
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"The nice thing about this tablet is that, you can remove the back cover and add a memory card for additional memory :-).The camera on the front or the back, are decent for pictures or for video chatting."
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"Pros: enough storage (32GB + sdcard slot), large enough battery, included MS Office, nice screenCons: low memory (1 GB is not enough to open large pdfs fast enough), no micro mini HDMI out, heavy, poor Intel WiDi connectivity, stand-by power consumption (can be solved by putting it in Airplane mode and turning the sound off before stand-by)Overall, considering that I bought it on sale for 79 USD, it was a good buy."
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Microsoft

Microsoft:
"The biggest fault I find with this is Microsoft's need to have you sync with their Microsoft system."
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"It took me a ridiculous amount of time to set this up and the microsoft office code wasn't provided to me so I had no way to get the 365 trial."
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"OS Microsoft Answer Desk - I was somewhat disappointed in Microsoft Answer Desk (they were ok if Windows 8.1 questions did not go beyond their script) but get beyond their scope and it was Well have to get you to paid support."
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"Microsoft claims that it is HP's issue but I find that hard to believe."
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"Between an iPhone 6s +, the HP 7 Stream and LG V410 I am able to view my work from all Apple, Microsoft, and Android user perspectives at all times in all places from dedicated devices."
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"I do admire Microsoft's efforts, starting around Windows 8.1, to make Windows take up less space, however."
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"So far I am amazed with the adobe pdf reader and microsoft edge(aka internet explorer)."
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"Was actually excited to get this and in some ways it really was a cool tablet....but in the end it acted like most microsoft product....great ideas executed poorly."
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"Its really nice i like that you can use microsoft to write reports also you can take it everywhere because its a nice size, i like it becuase it gives you different apps doyou can work from home on it you can write important papers , it gives me an advantage to really see how it works,ive only had it for a few weeks but ive really come to like it."
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Netflix

Netflix:
"It is fast surfing the web, watching youtube or netflix videos and can play some games well."
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"Not going to do anything too heavy with it, but for browsing the web and watching some Netflix, it does a really nice job."
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"Great for them to play their games and watch Netflix on."
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"No, it won't run the latest games at high res, but I can watch Amazon Prime, Dish Anywhere, and Netflix just fine, as well as run MS Office apps and pretty much everything else I need."
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"I can easily stream in HD such as Netflix, HULU, and Amazon Instant Video."
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Network

Network:
"Then, network start having problems followed by video and then battery."
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"Other challenges I had was connecting to various wifi networks."
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"During these times, all other devices (computers, and handheld) were connected and working, so even to my decidedly very basic understanding of networks and wireless systems the fault lay with the Hp stream."
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"Running other devices on my wireless network and don't experience this problem with the other devices."
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"Setup with file sharing with other windows computers on your wireless network is easy."
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"wireless is very poor, in the same area where iPad connects very easily Stream does not even find the networks."
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"I was very happy that it jumped right into my home network and I was immediately able to transfer files and enjoy my multimedia."
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"however I purchased mine and I have absolutely no issue connecting to wifi networks and it works exactly as intended it does only have a four hour battery life though."
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Noise

Noise:
"there is a noise impedance problem with all HP Stream 7 and 8's."
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"Plus, placing it so close to the audio jack probably has lead to the complaints of buzzing noises (interference).2."
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"Many have complained about noise when using the audio jack and suggested Bluetooth as an alternative."
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"UPDATE: Some folks have complained about odd background noise using headphones."
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"However, as others have complained I do hear the hissing electronic noise when headphones or in, but it is not present once listening to audio."
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"Using headphones, the sound appears slightly compromised with accompanying hissing noises from the CPU electronics, depending on the computational load."
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"And free...e) Last, but not least: get a good headphone with a noise cancellation microphone and make yourself familiar with the dictation abilities of Windows 8."
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"The first bad review I read about was that there was a static noise in the headphones but mine didn't have that problem."
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"this is a decent tablet, though not a five star it is easily a 4 star if it didn't have this annoying loud buzzing noise when i plug in headphones."
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"The camera does indeed take recognizable photos, but even in the best lighting conditions the photos are noisy and not crisp or vibrant."
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Performance

Performance:
"Device Functionality - Due to the lower specs one would think that the tablet wouldn't perform well, just bare minimum and that's it."
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"T mobile's coverage in my area is really weak so I can't speak to the 4g performance."
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"The screen is a sufficently high resoltuion (1200x800) for a 7inch tab, Performance wise, I have had ZERO stutters or hiccups in menus and it feels as smooth as an ipad, battery life is TOTAL S*** lasting only about 5 hours lite use, 2 hours of heavy gaming, or 3.5 hours of video playback."
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"Pros:+ The Office on this actually has Publisher while the Surface 2 (and other RT tablets) don't+ Set up was easy and there wasn't as much HP bloatware as I feared+ The price is hard to beat+ Surprising performance for the low amount of memoryNeutral or Cons:- Feels heavy for its size You have to take the hard-back off the device to install micro-sd card or replace SIM card."
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"Touch screen is not that sensitive and accurate - especially to perform zoom in and out.2."
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"The performance far exceeded my expectations."
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"The tablets performance was pretty much would you would expect from a budget Windows tablet--it could easily handle basic tasks like web browsing and some light document editing, but beyond that, the tablet proved sluggish."
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"Battery life is good and performance is great."
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"com Logitech-Bluetooth-Multi-Device-Smartphones-920-006342 dp B00MUTWLW4 and I'm happy with it's performance."
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"I love the versatility, innovation, design and performance of HP products."
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Pixels

Pixels:
"Mine came WITHOUT the Office365 activation, and there was a dead pixel in the middle of the screen."
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"My HP Stream 8 had a dead pixel out of the box and severe light bleed from the back light at the bottom edge of the screen."
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"Some cons are that it only has 1GB of ram, I found 2 dead pixels, and it takes a while to charge."
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"What sucks about this tablet is that I've had it for about 6 months, and there are like 12 noticeable broken pixels."
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"This tablet is little heavy, screen is not that bad neither pretty good, some bright corners and as I read in other reviews screen has a dead led, I mean there is a spot or pixel black almast in the lower edge, not significant."
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"i got the one with dead pixel but apparently this is something quite usual for this model, according to reviews."
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"No light bleed, no dead pixels, can be seen from all angles."
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"The pixels look nice when watching videos5."
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"It actually has a load of stuff I will never use already installed, so I will be uninstalling many of these things (but that is neither here nor there).I couldn't give you exacts stats, or talk about pixels or make really good comparisons - but it is very easy for me to read on."
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Price

Price:
"This is a great tablet for the money--I paid $83 for mine here, and it's hard to beat with Windows 8.1 and Intel."
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"Hard to argue with the price, but 1GB of memory is just not enough."
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"Still, the tablet itself is a great product, and, given this one caveat, well worth the purchase price."
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"Way to go HP :) Although not perfect for anybody, thisY IS an EXCELLENT COMPROMISE for this price."
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"Glitches...camera sucks..too cheap! "
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"It is pretty decent for the price, i expected it to be worst by reading some of the comments and reviews."
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"I love this tablet especially for the price."
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"Good price."
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"Very good for the price"
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"Amazing device for the price!"
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"Save your money up and get a nicer tablet."
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Quality

Quality:
"The cons are that if you use headphones it does not have good audio quality and sometimes the WiFi connection fails or it is a little slow."
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"Build quality is not good, especially when it comes to the screen."
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"My only complaint would be picture and sound quality."
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"Great product and great quality but not a good fit for me"
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"Lol some of the people here complaining about it being low quality."
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"Screen quality is terrible."
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"Good quality."
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"Sound quality is decent, but volume is very low, so you won't want to watch movies without headphones if you are trying to kill time."
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"Good tablet, poor quality control."
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"Excellent product quality"
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"Build quality is excellent."
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Ram

Ram:
"if you intend in installing chrome or any ram intensive program, there will be problems with the ram."
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"On the downside this tablet apparently comes with 1 GB of ram."
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"The 1gb of ram is a little disappointing as the os consumes half of it constantly, but I found it acceptable."
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"Some cons are that it only has 1GB of ram, I found 2 dead pixels, and it takes a while to charge."
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"On the first go around VirtualBox would not play nice to run linux with 1Gb of ram."
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"Was worried that the atom processor and 1gb ram would cause the tablet to be sluggish but haven't had any problems."
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"after a couple weeks of usage it starts to slow down, unless you know how to clear some ram off it."
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"I really love the size just wish it came with a better CPU and a minimum of 2gigs or RAM but oh well maybe the newer model will have that."
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"Works surprisingly well for so little RAM!"
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"Great tablet, but it could use more ram."
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Responsive

Responsive:
"Works great and is very responsive for a tablet."
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"I rarely have problems with it, the round edges give it a good grip, and the system is nice and responsive."
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"The touch keyboard is easy to use and responsive."
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"- Responsive touch screen, good accuracy."
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"Responsive, well-made and a great value."
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School

School:
"I would recommend this for school use."
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"Good for surfing, school work, chatting with family and friends."
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"Purchased for a school drawing, students love it"
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"It makes it so much easier to do my school work."
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"There are some limitations due to ram, but this tablet is perfect for business and school work related uses."
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Screen

Screen:
"The screen is so small, its hard to see."
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"The touch screen does not respond well."
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"The negative things.1:the screen is small its hard to use it.2:the battery is Emptied Quickly if the screen light 100%.3:you need OTG cable to use USB drive and mouse and keyboard .....I like it and I recommend it."
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"This touch screen business on a 8 tablet is totally inconvenient--which even HP reps have willingly admitted to me."
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"The bad: the Windows OS just isn't great on this small screen."
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"It function well as a tablet, but I should have went with the 10 inch screen."
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"Screen resolution is clear and sound is sufficient for mobile entertainment (video streaming, audio books or your favorite tunes).When combined with a Fintie case and keyboard it works as a mobile word processor."
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"Size of the screen is comfortable for movies and perfect for books."
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"The HD screen is wonderful for watching movies and videos."
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"People are quick to tell me I can't possibly get any work done on a 7 screen with a 7 keyboard case, but it's surprisingly effective."
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Service

Service:
"Definetly not a good product or service."
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"Even if I did that I still might have bought it because while a lot of official apps are missing, there are a lot of third party apps to access those services (most of which I would discover are horrible)."
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"I am unable to activate the TMobile 4G service because the signal is too weak in the area that we live."
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"Then onwards it is a nightmare- now the tablet is logged with the T Mobile service and this cannot be changed easily."
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"Add me to the list of users unable to activate the TMobile service."
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"After two excessively long calls to HP with some very rude customer service reps, and three lengthy calls with T-Mo and an administrative override, my little Stream 8 has a working WWAN and enough access to cover me on the occasional wifi gaps I come across."
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"But it does speak well of HP's willingness to provide customer service."
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"I already had Exchange service so it connected without a problem."
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"I can't say enough good things about HP customer service."
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"It comes with 2mb service from T-moble, in the 6 months I had it I've been able to connect 2 times."
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"Still had great service on my ATT iPhone ."
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Setup

Setup:
"The Windows 8.1 setup is annoying and frustrating, even when it's on a tablet instead of a computer."
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"(I use Windows 8.1 on other computers and tablets so the setup could not have been easier.)"
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"The worse part is hibernation because with this flaky hardware driver setup there is none."
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"This unit is extremely hard to setup."
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"Granddaughter loves it , fast and easy setup"
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"Comes with sim for mobile installed and set-up was easy, called to verify that free activation worked and T-Mobile was very helpful."
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"Mail setup was seamless."
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"The data plan was a bit of a pain to setup with T-Mobile, but eventually it was setup and now it's great to have."
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Size

Size:
"The screen is so small, its hard to see."
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"The negative things.1:the screen is small its hard to use it.2:the battery is Emptied Quickly if the screen light 100%.3:you need OTG cable to use USB drive and mouse and keyboard .....I like it and I recommend it."
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"The bad: the Windows OS just isn't great on this small screen."
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"You will never want to enter text manually any more...f) A small caveat: on one side it can run pretty every Windows program, on the other side the scope of Windows phone applications that run on that Tablet is pretty restricted."
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"Very slow and hard to see on such a small screen."
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"Small for old eyes & crappy speaker, but works amazingly well."
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"Size of the screen is comfortable for movies and perfect for books."
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"IPS means even small text in my terminal windows is easy to read."
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"But it is a little on the heavy size but it is really good like a mini laptop with you."
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"The constant prompts for sign-on and bugginess and lack of good software that doesn't require you to drop to the classic desktop (which is too small to operate well with a finger) have led to my wife practically discarding the device in favor of her phone for almost all tasks."
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"The size is great and Windows 10 is a much better tablet experience than 8.1."
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Sound

Sound:
"My only complaint would be picture and sound quality."
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"The mono speaker isn't as crisp or loud as the Lenovo S8, and some users have complained of humming sounds when earphones are plugged in."
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"Good buy on this tablet the only thing about it the headphone Jack does not work well a buzzing sound there is slot of people that bought this tablet are having the same problem I use Bluetooth headphones works great."
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"Sound quality is ok not that good or not that bad."
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"Sound quality was poor and irritating."
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"Using headphones, the sound appears slightly compromised with accompanying hissing noises from the CPU electronics, depending on the computational load."
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"Screen resolution is clear and sound is sufficient for mobile entertainment (video streaming, audio books or your favorite tunes).When combined with a Fintie case and keyboard it works as a mobile word processor."
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"Fitting the whole computer experience in a tablet sound nice in theory and would work well with a bigger tablet I assume, but not worth this tablet."
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"Sound quality is decent, but volume is very low, so you won't want to watch movies without headphones if you are trying to kill time."
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"The screen is VERY crisp - excellent for watching movies, sound is great with ear phones or plug-in speaker, and it runs very fast."
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"..I use full size over the ears headphones and the sound is excellent crisp clear sound."
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Speed

Speed:
"I was unhappy with how slow the tablet was, so I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 hoping the device would be less sluggish; it was still laggy and slow."
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"It's painfully slow and if you walk away from it for a few hours the battery is dead."
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"The cons are that if you use headphones it does not have good audio quality and sometimes the WiFi connection fails or it is a little slow."
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"Very slow and hard to see on such a small screen."
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"Not easy to use slow compared to Galaxy tab A"
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"I also read that the battery drains abnormally fast but I ran Facebook, YouTube, and two tabs on my browser and it reached 20% after six hours of non-stop use."
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"It was pretty fast and did surf the internet with ease."
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"Sorry HP Love your printers and desktop this is slow."
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"Granddaughter loves it , fast and easy setup"
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"Even some graphical or otherwise demanding programs ran at a decent speed on it."
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"the machine is fast and has a pretty good battery."
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Stream

Stream:
"there is a noise impedance problem with all HP Stream 7 and 8's."
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"I have 4 faulty Stream 7 tablets now at home!"
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"My HP Stream 8 had a dead pixel out of the box and severe light bleed from the back light at the bottom edge of the screen."
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"Keeps kicking me off the internet and does not stream well."
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"This isn't the best tablet on the market, but for $149 the HP Stream 8 Windows 8.1 Tablet grants you everything that a Windows Tablet offers, plus 4G capability."
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"My experience with the Stream 8 wasn't positive, and I can't in good conscience recommend it based on that."
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"Between an iPhone 6s +, the HP 7 Stream and LG V410 I am able to view my work from all Apple, Microsoft, and Android user perspectives at all times in all places from dedicated devices."
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"Love my HP Stream! "
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"With this free software you will be able to share seamlessly your keyboard and mouse between the screens of your desktop and your Stream 7 and even easily cut and paste between them."
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"I actually love the HP Stream, but discovered a black line in, or under the screen."
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"The HP Stream is an outstanding product and a threat to most of the Tier 1 brands if people could get over their dislike of Windows Mobility."
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Support

Support:
"This to two 45 minute calls with HP support plus my debit # as collateral for the broken device not yet returned."
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"and even though the hp product listing says it comes with Microsoft office 365, no one is able to give you a code... if you click here:https: support."
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"HP Support problems has me revising my review down to 1 star."
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"a little hard to get used to, and the app support isn't where I would like it to be, but for the price it works well."
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"It is NOT a PC replacement or a work horse by any means, but, like I said, to carry around or for support editing when I am not in the office it is great! "
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"got off the phone with tech support and they are unable to fix this."
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"Hp tech support was great!"
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"OS Microsoft Answer Desk - I was somewhat disappointed in Microsoft Answer Desk (they were ok if Windows 8.1 questions did not go beyond their script) but get beyond their scope and it was Well have to get you to paid support."
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"However, unlike Microsoft T-Mobile technical support were able to put the device onto a new free plan."
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"a little hard to get used to, and the app support isn't where I would like it to be, but for the price it works well."
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"Works great... just a pc... not an android or apple product.. great for pc products that android cant support."
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USB

USB:
"You have to have headphones with noise impedance (this is not a solution for me because i need to use multiple types of aux connection and most impedance headphones reduce sound quality), or use the OTG cable and use usb headphones (which uses up the slot and is unacceptable)."
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"I wish it had a USB port in addition to the miniUSB, but that's my only complaint."
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"The only negative is that the single micro-USB is for both charging as well as USB devices so while you are using a USB device (like a memory stick or a wired networking adapter) you are on batteries."
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"com) This USB Charging port is also a weakness on this and other tablets because you can't charge the tablet and use a USB device at the same time."
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"I need to buy a micro USB to HDMI connector (30 USD from HP) which is hard to justify (a cable sold for almost half the price of the device)."
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"Only complaints, if I had any, would be that it doesn't have a full size USB port."
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"The negative things.1:the screen is small its hard to use it.2:the battery is Emptied Quickly if the screen light 100%.3:you need OTG cable to use USB drive and mouse and keyboard .....I like it and I recommend it."
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"Using a poered USB hub to transfer data to an internal micro USB card, love that feature."
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"The only negative is that the single micro-USB is for both charging as well as USB devices so while you are using a USB device (like a memory stick or a wired networking adapter) you are on batteries."
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"the usb just does not want to make a good connection."
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Value

Value:
"It's a great VALUE even for $95, but beware that you may not be able to run your most used Windows apps."
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"Even without the 4G or Office 365, it's a good value."
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"No issues so far - excellent value."
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"Great Value for the price."
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"The T Mobile 4G phone might be a big plus -- need to set up.. Great value."
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"I have finally found out a small hack to remove that limitation: change in the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER Control Panel Desktop Win8DpiScaling and set that value to 1.Then you will be able to set the text size to 150% which is the only way to get the Windows desktop halfway usable without a mouse."
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"Finally I found a great value in tablets that didn't disappoint."
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Video

Video:
"Then, network start having problems followed by video and then battery."
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"This is an excellent item, I've ordered it for my grandson and he's enjoying it like no other, it's perfect for studying, watching videos Music and Etc."
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"Given that most 1080p MP4 movies can run >4GB, this was a problem as my collection of videos could only be viewed streaming."
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"Speed is not that good when trying to view videos and becomes annoying when compared to my desktop that has discreet video."
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"Screen resolution is clear and sound is sufficient for mobile entertainment (video streaming, audio books or your favorite tunes).When combined with a Fintie case and keyboard it works as a mobile word processor."
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"Size of the screen is comfortable for movies and perfect for books."
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"The HD screen is wonderful for watching movies and videos."
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"Nice for watching a movie in my tent!"
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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi:
"Can pick up weak WiFi signals better than other devices."
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"Leverage the T-Mobile capability when Wifi was unavailable.3."
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"Weak Wi-Fi reception which was an annoyance."
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"Constantly drops internet connection everywhere no matter how great their wifi is."
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"The cons are that if you use headphones it does not have good audio quality and sometimes the WiFi connection fails or it is a little slow."
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"wifi was too weak to use it with my Photo Booth, it couldn't trader small images from a computer using a gigabit router?"
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"I would have had to buy a Wi-Fi range extender whereas no other devices I own have any problem with Wi-Fi reception in same location.2."
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":) Connection is decent enough on cellular and Wifi isn't too bad either."
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"The included monthly 200MB of data through T-Mobile is a nice add-on for checking e-mail when away from a Wi-Fi connection."
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"Poor battery Life during usage or StandbySUMMARYI would recommend this product as it has 4G and Wifi at a very attractive price point from a well respected company.....Hewlett Packard."
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"Nice tablet for the money, runs fast and easy to switch from wifi to 4g which is a nice convenience to have."
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Windows

Windows:
"I took advantage of my free upgrade to Windows 10 and it was a huge mistake as I can't roll back to 8.1 since I deleted my recovery partition to save space."
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"Not to mention that Windows 10 just isn't very touch friendly (or at least not as touch friendly as Windows 8.1 was).All this aside, the tablet is a surprisingly good device, especially at its low price point (I got mine for $69 from Microsoft)."
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"I was unhappy with how slow the tablet was, so I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 hoping the device would be less sluggish; it was still laggy and slow."
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"This is by far the best buy I ever did in tech gadget, with the plus of the 1T in OneDrive cloud storage, and Office 365, simple speaking I replace my laptop, with it dual mode laptop Tablet, and recently up dated to Windows 10, you can instal drivers like a regular pc is just amazing, you can plug any printer, scaner, phone, cameras, It Works perfectly with my EOS rflex, is just amazing, and by its Price is the best you can find in the market, I bought with the idea will be a laptop, but I find the kind of computer I seen in Sci Fi movies"
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"It worked well under Windows 8.1, but under Windows 10, it's a poorly considered mess, that just generally doesn't work."
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"The good - the equivalent of having Windows laptop PC functionality in a tablet."
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"I took advantage of my free upgrade to Windows 10 and it was a huge mistake as I can't roll back to 8.1 since I deleted my recovery partition to save space."
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"My tablet is now working just as good as it did with Windows 8.1."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"The not so good - 1) sporadically drops wireless internet connection."
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"Unfortunately the problems with the LTE continued and as the wireless feature was a large part of the reason I got the Stream 8 over the Stream 7 I returned it."
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"tablet is great thus far only issue which is pretty big in my view for the job I use it for is the wireless connection is junk constantly losing connection"
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"Despite repeated attempts to remedy the problem, this will not stay connected to a wireless internet connection."
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"During these times, all other devices (computers, and handheld) were connected and working, so even to my decidedly very basic understanding of networks and wireless systems the fault lay with the Hp stream."
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"My gripes so far are that sometimes the keyboard pops up when you are filling in fields, but at others it doesn't you have to select it and it then blocks out part of what you are filling in on screen; the screen isn't super responsive to touches - I can see that my finger has touched the screen (small circles swimming out from the spot I touch) but I have to keep pressing to get a response, particularly at the top of the screen; I tried the beta function of connecting to a wireless display, in this case the roku 3 and it initiated but then failed to connect; for some reason I couldn't connect it to my homegroup, and at one point I couldn't see it on my network, even though it had Internet access, made me wonder if the Wifi was being dropped."
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"Running other devices on my wireless network and don't experience this problem with the other devices."
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"Setup with file sharing with other windows computers on your wireless network is easy."
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"tablet is great thus far only issue which is pretty big in my view for the job I use it for is the wireless connection is junk constantly losing connection"
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"wireless is very poor, in the same area where iPad connects very easily Stream does not even find the networks."
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"I grabbed the Infiland HP Stream 8 Tablet Bluetooth Keyboard Case Cover - Folio Slim Fit PU Leather Case with Wireless Removable Bluetooth Keyboard and have been really happy with it (though it doesn't come with a stylus)."
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